Becuse a silent slow walking robot with no emotion and prone to error would be more entertaining to watch.I would be more impressed with a Honda Asimo or even a Sony Aibo type robot. A man in a costume doesn't work for me. I am sure it is entertaining but it isn't a robot.
The point was most people would rather see an actual robot. I guess you haven't seen some of the recent robots. They are pretty damn good and not all silent or slow. Check out Boston Dynamics robot technology. If they wanted to they could still use a hidden human for vocal interactions.Becuse a silent slow walking robot with no emotion and prone to error would be more entertaining to watch.
Wow! A man on a Segway. I'd rather see a real robot:
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